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What is the best way to connect and get hired with a hiring manager for a position I qualify for?

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Marvin Merillat Pensacola, FL

Relocating to Pensacola. Have completed and graduted with my BS in Liberal Arts and a MA in Homeland Security. Also have Safety certifications. Have teached, coached and mentored through my efficient leadership traits over the years through the most complex and challenging of environments. Lets connect.

26 April 2013 4 replies Career Exploration

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Advisor

Christine Pouliot Big Lake, MN

The large majority of jobs are now filled through networking. LinkedIn is a great way to start. When you find a role that you are interested in, look for contacts who may be able to connect you to the hiring manager or a recruiter within the company. Start with an informational interview with the company to get a better sense for the role and key skills and qualifications. If at the end of the conversation you still feel it's a good fit, then apply on line. They will already have your name in their mind when they see your resume cross their desk.

1 May 2013 Helpful answer

Advisor

John Stevens Middletown, MD

Marvin - You've got a great profile and network in LinkedIn. Use that power to connect with hiring managers. I've requested to be added to your network.

Advisor

Bill Craig Madison, VA

Marvin,

There are lots of ways to connect with a hiring manager: personal referrals, responding to on-line job postings, etc. As to knowing whether you qualify for a specific position, only you will be able to assess that. Most hiring managers (and I was one for a major IT company) have very specific requirements and you will need to tailor your resume for each job. Send your resume to me at: whgcraig@gmail.com. Maybe I can help you focus your search.

Bill

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Tom Johnson Newport Beach, CA

Take a look at GE, we are very veteran friendly with global opportunities. - Tom

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